ASEAN Committee in Stockholm Marks ASEAN Day

ASEAN Committee in Stockholm Marks ASEAN Day

Linking hands the ASEAN way: (L-R) Indonesian Ambassador to Sweden Raden Bagas Hapsoro; Mrs. Chansamone Saykanya, spouse of the Lao PDR Ambassador; Philippine Non-Resident Ambassador to Sweden Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia; Vietnam Ambassador to Sweden; Thi Phuong Dung Doan; Lao PDR Ambassador to Sweden and ASEAN Committee in Stockholm Chair Bounpheng Saykanya; Malaysian Ambassador to Sweden Nur Ashikin Binti Mohd Taib; Mr. Abdul Rahim Bin Alias, spouse of the Malaysian Ambassador; Mrs. Sumaningsih Retno Savitri, spouse of the Indonesian Ambassador; and Thai Ambassador to Sweden Soonthorn Chaiyindeepum

08 August 2019, Stockholm – Non-resident Philippine Ambassador to Sweden Jocelyn Batoon-Garcia joined the ASEAN Committee in Stockholm (ACS), composed of the embassies of Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam in Sweden, in marking the 52nd ASEAN Day with a reception at the Embassy of Malaysia in Sweden.

Lao PDR Ambassador to Sweden and ACS Chair Bounpheng Saykanya and State Secretary to the Prime Minister of Sweden Ms. Karin Wallensteen delivered messages.

Guests were given a taste of Southeast Asian fare, including some Filipino treats like ensaymada and maja blanca. The Philippines’ participation in the reception was made possible through the assistance of the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Stockholm. END

ASEAN Committee in Stockholm Marks ASEAN Day
Officers and staff of the ASEAN embassies in Stockholm pose for a family photo
ASEAN Committee in Stockholm Marks ASEAN Day
Ambassador Batoon-Garcia and Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC)-Stockholm representative Mary Borromeo Hedfors (center and leftmost, respectively) present Filipino delicacies during the reception prepared by caterer Chef Lorielle Barlis of Elle’s Kusina